Bahrain upheaval tests Obama backing for democracy (AP) – 403th Edition

17 03 2011

Shiite Bahraini youths burn tires Wednesday, March 16, 2011, near a shopping mall in Malkiya, Bahrain, as they awaited government forces they anticipated would roll into their Shiite Muslim village southwest of the capital of Manama. They said they tried to get to Manama to join anti-government protesters under attack there but found all ways in to the capital closed. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)AP – President Barack Obama, struggling to find his footing in the upheaval shaking Bahrain, has urged the kings of that island nation and its ally, Saudi Arabia, to show restraint in dealing with protesters.

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